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The Organic Pharmacy Skincare | First Impressions

I don't test new skincare very often. What I'm using at the moment seems to (fingers crossed) be working, so why would I mess with it?

But I made an exception for The Organic Pharmacy because I've heard such good things about the brand, including rave reviews of their most well-known product, the Carrot Butter Cleanser.

I also love that their products are free from artificial colourants, fragrances, petrochemicals (i.e. chemicals you get from petroleum and natural gas) and preservatives.

Skincare by The Organic Pharmacy

Rose Facial Cleansing Gel

The first thing I noticed is the scent, which is a combination of roses and potpourri. The gel has a thick, sticky texture and it takes a while to massage into the skin, but thankfully there are no sulphates in the ingredients to make it foam. I'd say this is more suitable for using after you've removed your make-up.

Would I buy the full-size version?

No. It's nice, but at £45.96 it's way too expensive for what it is.

Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream

This cream sinks in quickly and gives skin a little bit of a glow, although I wouldn't go as far to say mine looked radiant after use.

It has a smooth texture and is a good moisturiser to use in the morning before you apply your make-up.

Would I buy the full-size version?

Maybe. I like the boost it gives my skin, but I could probably find something which costs less than £39 that does the job just as well. However, I'll be saving this when I need to take travel-size products with me on weekends away.

Antioxidant Lip Balm

Thanks to Jasmin's incredibly helpful post about beauty jargon, I know the word antioxidant is just that  jargon. But I love this lip balm regardless.

It's rich and hydrating, but also super smooth; there's no stickiness here. Despite the thick texture, it works well both over and under lipstick.

Would I buy the full-size version?

Yes, and I'll be keeping this tube in my bag for daily use.


A mixed bag, but it just goes to show how useful sample-size products can be, especially when it comes to skincare. Skincare products can affect people in completely different way - one person's meat is another person's poison, as they say. You might end up loving the cleanser, who knows?

Have you tried anything from The Organic Pharmacy before? What was your favourite product if you picked up this freebie from Elle? Let me know in the comments.

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at beth.toasty@gmail.com

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